Interim Head of Transport (remotely working)

Triumph Consultants Ltd
London, South East
Up to £800 per day pay range, subject to IR35 status
14 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Professional / Specialist
Analyst, Operations
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

Interim Head of Transport (remotely working)

Pay Rate: Up to £800 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

Remotely working but you will be expected to travel 2-3 days per week to different sites across the UK

Main Duties:

  • Ensure that all operations under your supervision operate in accordance with defined Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures as laid down by QSHE Manager. Specifically, packaging and transport requirements for patient samples - UN3773. The requirements for the road transport of UN 3373 are specified in Packing Instruction 650 of ADR.
  • Commit to a level of due diligence to ensure 3PL Transport operations are being conducted in accordance with operator's licence expectations. I.e. the legal authority needed to operate goods vehicles in Great Britain.
  • Manage the relationship between DHSC, integrator, Lighthouse Labs, Channel test sites and external 3PL's and ensure all are aligned to common goals with clear accountability in the value chain.
  • Establish performance metric and reviews: [Q,C,D]. Ensure challenging but SMART targets are set & published and drive continuous and incremental improvement initiatives to achieve them (externally or Internally stimulated).
  • Prepares and facilitates Ops calls, daily business reviews, weekly business reviews, quarterly business reviews, customer service /multi partner workshops to solve problem or make improvements across the Supply chain.
  • Advises DHSC proactively on critical situations along with the expected impact and mitigation actions planned. Ensure creation nd maintenance of BCP's.
  • Produce and communicate transport plans / forecasts on a regular basis for BAU and unique plans to cover holiday periods e.g. Christmas.
  • Make necessary plan adjustments as required to satisfy programme KPI's and operational challenges. E.g. Laboratory blow outs
  • Define and incrementally adjust the transport strategy in response to changes in programme strategy, engage and communicate changes to providers.
  • Manages transportation related escalations
  • Drives root-cause analysis and the successful implementation of corrective actions with causing parties to improve service or cost, or to resolve a problem
  • Work with Head of Warehousing and Head of Laboratories to ensure end to end component material and sample transport are aligned.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Previous experience with UN3373 and packaging instruction 650 of ADR requirements. This could be from a pharma background or courier road haulage experience
  • Experience managing relationships across the whole supply chain
  • Experience setting transport strategy and defining performance metrics.
  • CPC National and / or International qualified
  • Former regional/site 'O' license holder
  • 5+ Years Transport experience at either a Shift Manager or Manager level
  • Have a good understanding of legal compliance, drivers' hours and WTDs.
  • Have worked in a 3PL or 4PL environment previously
  • Familiar with transport management systems
  • Experience of managing a courier network is advantageous

Contract Length: 6 months

"Essential Requirements" - Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role - please give full details within your CV document
  5. Additional Requirements:
    • BPSS - security clearance

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for